Comment on NAD President, Education Director Dialog with La Sierra Campus Community by Odessa.
Faith: Really? I find it very interesting that the guilty parties and their supporters find it “unChristian” that the general membership of the SDA church is told about the heresy going on in its own institution, but it is apparently not “unChristian” to teach heresy in our institution. What kind of logic is this? Give me a break.
I find it interesting the conclusion you’ve jumped to over one statement I made. I’m not supporting any “guilty parties”. I’m simply sharing in President Dan Jackson’s regrets “for what has been at times an excessively hostile tone of media and online comments directed at the university”. And it’s still going on.
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NAD President, Education Director Dialog with La Sierra Campus Community
Concern is one thing, but when such concerns are taken to the level in which they have been taken in this case, it is anything but Christian.
Shane Hilde: One of the retired professors even put it in print in one of his lectures:
Ok, but isn’t the following put into print in the syllabus?
“It is vitally important for you to realize that this course—as a science course—is describing evidence from mainstream science, and is not dealing with beliefs. Some will decide they cannot “believe” the scientific evidence, and it is your right to decide. This is encouraged and supported. If you expect to be competitive in any modern science-based profession, and hope to perform well on standardized or pre-professional qualifying exams, you must simply know what the scientific evidence is, whether or not you ‘believe’ it.”
This tells me students already have the understanding that they are being taught strictly mainstream science, which we may or may not consider the correct method of teaching it, but their reason for it is as stated above: “If you expect to be competitive in any modern science-based profession, and hope to perform well on standardized or pre-professional qualifying exams, you must simply know what the scientific evidence is, whether or not you ‘believe’ it.”
Faith: If I had been the head of the GC, as soon as I heard about it, I would have been out there, suspended the departments involved while I investigated, and taken immediate and thorough action to cut off the heretical teachings.
If it was me, I would first find out if evolution is being taught as a fact, or as a theory with holes in it. It makes a huge difference.
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@Larry: Good grief. Is this what Christianity has come to? “Let the school go its way, and cut the losses”?
Shayne Vincent: If you want to believe in evolution, then go to a State university. This is a very simple issue and has nothing to do with ignorance and everything to do with integrity.
I’m not sure what “believing” in evolution has to do with this. It is important for biology students to know the particulars of evolutionary theory in their own field. Whether they believe in it or not, is another matter altogether.
Professor Kent: Your characterization of an entire department (and in prior posts an entire university) as “sacrifice-all-for-evolutionism” because of the views of a few individuals is nothing more than propaganda.